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COVID-positive Metropolitan receives Holy Communion with serum in his arm

serbian pathrEven though the elections for Serbia’s new patriarch may have been successful, the procedure has been a source of infection for at least four bishops. - One of them is Metropolitan Irinej of Backa who in the photo provided by OrthodoxTimes.gr seems to be receiving the Holy Communion with the butterfly needle of serum in his arm. --  The Bishop of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Irinej, had been diagnosed with COVID-19 a few days ago and for this reason, he did not attend the enthronement of the new Patriarch of Serbia, Porfirije. With the power of faith, obviously despondent, Bishop Irinej is ready to receive the Holy Communion from the Holy Chalice, thus overcoming his illness.

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